|4 cups||Walnuts; finely chopped|
|1 teaspoon||Ground Cinnamon|
|1 pounds||Phyllo Dough; *see note|
|1 cup||Butter; melted (2 sticks)|
|1||12-Oz Jar Honey|
Recipe by: Beverly R. Salinger *Note: Phyllo dough can be bought pre-packaged in your frozen dessert section of the grocery store. This is the trickiest part of making Baclava, keeping the layers from drying out: 1). Keep dough under a clean, moist kitchen towel to prevent drying as you work with it. Trim it to fit your baking dish, overlapping smaller pieces.
2). Once assembled, cut thru the top ½ of the layers BEFORE baking to make cutting easier upon completion.
3). Spoon on the hot honey while the dessert is still hot so they can be absorbed into the layers as they cool.
DIRECTIONS: Grease a 13" x 9" baking dish. In a large bowl with a spoon, mix chopped wanuts, sugar, cinammon until blended. Cut phyllo into 13 x 9" rectangles. In a baking dish, place one sheet of phyllo; brush with butter.
Repeat with 5 more layers, brushing each with butter, and sprinkle with one cup of nut mixture.
Place one sheet of phyllo over the nut mixture, brush with butter. Repeat with at least 6 layers, overlapping if necessary. Sprinkle with 1 cup nut mixture. Repeat layering two more times.
Place remaining phyllo on top of last walnut layer; brush with butter. With a sharp knife, cut ½-way thru the layers in triangle patterns to make 24 servings (make 12 squares, then cut them in half diagonally). Bake in 300 oven until golden brown, about 1 hour, 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, heat honey until hot but not boiling. Spoon honey over baklava. Cool in pan at least one hour and then cut thru remaining layers and serve.
Per serving: 255 cals. I don't want to know fat grams! THIS IS VERY RICH!!!!!
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Bill Spalding <billspa@...> on Mar 24, 1998
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